Louisiana is home to arguably the most vibrant city in America, New Orleans. Nicknamed the “Big Easy”, it's known for its round-the-clock nightlife on Bourbon Street, rich jazz culture, Creole heritage and food, French Quarter, and of course Mardi Gras celebration. The birthplace of Jazz and iconic trumpeter Louis Armstrong, New Orleans jazz is a reflection of the city and its history. With 20 historic districts, more than any other city in the States, the city is a melting pot of tradition and new culture. Outside of New Orleans, Louisiana still boast plenty of attractions including miles of pristine beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. Oak Alley Plantation is also located in Louisiana and is the quintessence of a Southern plantation, with a canopied path created by a double row of southern live oak trees leading up to the estate.
Golf in Louisiana is just as entertaining and beautiful as the city of New Orleans. Louisiana swamp lands hold a special place in the state’s culture and make for visually astounding courses, just take TPC Louisiana. Home to the state’s only PGA TOUR event, the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, the Pete Dye design stretches over 250 acres of wetlands across along the Mississippi River delta. West of New Orleans on the I-10 is Lake Charles and Gray Plantation. The Gray is a mix of Southern Charm & Cajun Fire, the natural setting of tall pines and an abundance of water not only creates an exhilarating day for golf, but can also provide some glimpses into the Louisiana wildlife. From the exotic native birds that call the area home to the crocs lurking in their lakes, it makes for a memorable golfing experience. For the gamblers out there, Koasati Pines at Coushatta offers an experience unlike any other. The beauty of nature is incorporated in a dynamic 18-hole, par 72 championship layout complimented with a unique "Gambling Hole". The course is also attached to a casino where you can maybe win back some money lost on the links earlier! Closer to the Mississippi border, north of the capital Baton Rouge, is an Arnold Palmer design that is a must play. Situated in an area called The Felicianas, or “happy land,” the beautifully designed course has been receiving awards since its inception and is regarded as one of the best in the state.
New Orleans official motto is "Laissez les bons temps rouler!" or let the good times roll. With 169 courses and a trail named the Audubon Golf Trail the state is golfer’s paradise. Enjoy the culture, the food and of course the golf in Louisiana, also known as “Sportsman’s Paradise”.